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5:37 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Don't Be Late

Oklahoma City, OK – Law raises fee on late tag renewals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans who are tardy on renewing their vehicle license tags will face higher fees under a new law taking effect Wednesday, the first day of the new fiscal year.

Other new laws increase penalties for a variety of crimes and ban the tattooing of eyeballs.

Motorists who are more than 30 days late on renewing the license plate tags used to pay 25 cents a day penalty. That is going up to $1 a day.

The legislation was enacted during the final days of the 2009 Legislature to raise $14.4 million for rural infrastructure projects.

The bill was in response to a budget agreement that discontinued $15.5 million in funding for the Rural Economic Action Plan.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.